INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTRACTORS
Without limiting Contractor’s indemnification obligations to County, Contractor shall provide at its sole expense and maintain for the duration of this contract, or as may be further required herein, insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property which may arise from or in connection with the performance of the work hereunder and the results of the work by the Contractor, his agents, representatives, employees or subcontractors.
1. Minimum Scope of Insurance
Coverage shall be at least as broad as:
A. Commercial General Liability, Occurrence form, Insurance Services Office form CG0001.
B. Automobile Liability covering all owned, non owned, hired auto Insurance Services Office form CA0001.
C. Workers’ Compensation, as required by State of
D. Professional Liability required if Contractor provides or engages any type of professional services, including but not limited to medical professionals, counseling services, or legal services.
2. Minimum Limits of Insurance
Contractor shall maintain limits no less than:
A. Commercial General Liability including Premises, Operations, Products and Completed Operations, Contractual Liability, and Independent Contractors Liability: $1,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage. The General Aggregate limit shall be $2,000,000.
B. Automobile Liability: $1,000,000 each accident for bodily injury and property damage.
C. Employer’s Liability: $1,000,000 each accident for bodily injury or disease. Coverage shall include waiver of subrogation endorsement in favor of
D. Professional Liability: $1,000,000 per claim with an aggregate limit of not less than $2,000,000. Any self-retained limit shall not be greater than $25,000 per occurrence/event without County’s Risk Manager’s approval. Coverage shall include contractual liability coverage. If policy contains one or more aggregate limits, a minimum of 50% of any such aggregate limit must remain available at all times; if over 50% of any such aggregate limit has been paid or reserved, County will require additional coverage to be purchased by Contractor to restore the required limits. This coverage shall be maintained for a minimum of two years following termination of completion of Contractor’s work pursuant to the Contract.
3. Deductibles and Self-Insured Retentions
Any deductible or self-insured retention must be declared to and approved by the County’s Risk Manager. At the option of the County, either: the insurer shall reduce or eliminate such deductibles or self-insured retentions as respects the County, the members of the Board of Supervisors of the County and the officers, agents, employees and volunteers; or the Contractor shall provide a financial guarantee satisfactory to the County guaranteeing payment of losses and related investigations, claim administration, and defense expenses.
4. Other Insurance Provisions
The general liability and automobile liability policies are to contain, or be endorsed to contain the following provisions:
A. Additional Insured Endorsement
Any general liability policy provided by Contractor shall contain an additional insured endorsement applying coverage to the
B. Primary Insurance Endorsement
For any claims related to this Contract, the Contractor’s insurance coverage shall be primary insurance as respects the County, the members of the Board of Supervisors of the County and the officers, agents, employees and volunteers of the County, individually and collectively. Any insurance or self-insurance maintained by the County, its officers, officials, employees, or volunteers shall be excess of the Contractor’s insurance and shall not contribute with it.
C. Notice of Cancellation
Each required insurance policy shall be endorsed to state that coverage shall not be canceled by either party, except after thirty (30) days’ prior written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, has been given to the County at the address shown in section of Contract entitled “Notices”.
D. Severability of Interest clause
Coverage applies separately to each insured, except with respect to the limits of liability, and that an act or omission by one of the named insureds shall not reduce or avoid coverage to the other named insureds.
5. Qualifying Insurers
All required policies of insurance shall be issued by companies which have been approved to do business in the State of California by the State Department of Insurance, and which hold a current policy holder’s alphabetic and financial size category rating of not less than A-, VII according to the current Best’s Key Rating guide, or a company of equal financial stability that is approved in writing by County’s Risk Manager.
6. Evidence of Insurance
Prior to commencement of this Contract, but in no event later than the effective date of the Contract, Contractor shall furnish the County with certificates of insurance and amendatory endorsements effecting coverage required by this clause. Contractor shall furnish certified copies of the actual required insurance policies within thirty days after commencement of Contract. Thereafter, copies of renewal policies, certificate and amendatory endorsements shall be furnished to County within thirty days of the expiration of the term of any required policy. Contractor shall permit County at all reasonable times to inspect any policies of insurance, which Contractor has not delivered to County.
7. Failure to Obtain or Maintain Insurance; County’s Remedies
Contractor’s failure to provide insurance specified or failure to furnish certificates of insurance, amendatory endorsements and certified copies of policies, or failure to make premium payments required by such insurance, shall constitute a material breach of the Contract, and County may, at its option, terminate the Contract for any such default by Contractor.
8. No Limitation of Obligations
The foregoing insurance requirements as to the types and limits of insurance coverage to be maintained by Contractor, and any approval of said insurance by the County are not intended to and shall not in any manner limit or qualify the liabilities and obligations otherwise assumed by Contractor pursuant to the Contract, including, but not limited to, the provisions concerning indemnification.
9. Review of Coverage
County retains the right at any time to review the coverage, form and amount of insurance required herein and may require Contractor to obtain insurance reasonably sufficient in coverage, form and amount to provide adequate protection against the kind and extent of risk which exists at the time a change in insurance is required.
Contractor may, with the prior written consent of County’s Risk Manager, fulfill some or all of the insurance requirements contained in this Contract under a plan of self-insurance. Contractor shall only be permitted to utilize such self-insurance if in the opinion of County’s Risk Manager, Contractor’s (i) net worth, and (ii) reserves for payment of claims of liability against Contractor, are sufficient to adequately compensate for the lack of other insurance coverage required by this Contract. Contractor’s utilization of self-insurance shall not in any way limit liabilities assumed by Contractor under the Contract.
11. Claims Made Coverage
If coverage is written on a “claims made” basis, the Certificate of Insurance shall clearly so state. In addition to the coverage requirements specified above, such policy shall provide that:
A. The policy retroactive date coincides with or precedes Contractor’s commencement or work under the Contract (including subsequent policies purchased as renewals or replacements).
B. Contractor will make every effort to maintain similar insurance during the required extended period of coverage following expiration of the Contract, including the requirement of adding all additional insureds.
C. If insurance is terminated for any reason, Contractor shall purchase an extended reporting provision of at least two years to report claims arising in connection with the Contract.
D. The policy allows for reporting of circumstances or incidents that might give rise to future claims.
12. Subcontractors’ Insurance
Contractor shall require that any and all Subcontractors hired by Contractor are insured in accordance with this Contract. If any Subcontractors coverage does not comply with the foregoing provisions, Contractor shall defend and indemnify the County from any damage, loss, cost or expense, including attorney fees, incurred by County as a result of Subcontractors failure to maintain required coverage.
13. Waiver of Subrogation
Contractor and County release each other, and their respective authorized representatives, from any Claims (as defined in the Article entitled “Indemnity” of the Pro Forma Contract), but only to the extent that the proceeds received from any policy of insurance carried by County or Contractor, other than any self-insurance, covers any such Claim or damage. Included in any policy or policies of insurance provided by Contractor hereunder shall be a standard waiver of rights of Subrogation against County by the insurance company issuing said policy or policies.
[Use this clause only if applicable. If Article is not used, delete the title and text and state”[RESERVED]” and do not renumber the other articles.]
Without limiting Contractor’s indemnification obligations to County, Contractor shall provide at its sole expense and maintain for the duration of this contract, or as may be further required herein, Fidelity coverage providing Employee Dishonesty, Forgery or Alteration, Theft, Disappearance, Destruction, and Computer Fraud [optional] coverage covering Contractors employees, officials and agents for Fidelity $1,000,000 limit. [verify limits with Risk Management]